4 Best Free 2D Animation Software to Use

Hand-drawn 2D animation is quite popular in 90's and I grew up watching those cartoons. Even now, 2D cartoons and animations are popular among kids and even among teenagers too. With the interest in animation, many teenagers and artists want to be an animator. So, if you are one of those animation aspirants and want to start animating, this article is for you.

In this article, we are going to list out the best 2D animation software list which are free to download and use. These are best suited for beginners and intermediate artists. Also suited for animation students. So, lets see the best 2D animation software list.

1) OpenToonz:

This is an open source 2D animation software available for Windows and Mac OS. This is one of the best free 2D animation software with many features. You can make sequence number scanning of your animation, create digital animation in high-quality and get perfect animation by using many more effects and tools of this software.

Try this open source 2D animation software by visiting opentoonz.github.io/e/.

2) Tupi:

This 2D animation software is an open source project and was forked from KTooN animation software. This is widely popular as one of the best free 2D animation software because of its simple and easy-to-understand interface. Best suited for beginners to intermediate animators.

Try this free software by visiting maefloresta.com/tupi.

3) Pencil2D:

A free and open source 2D animation software which is liked by many people. This free animation software lets you to draw hand-drawn cartoons with ease. A best software to begin your animation journey.

Try this free 2D animation software by downloading from pencil2d.org. Pencil2D is also available for Mac OS and Linux also.

4) Synfig Studio:

This is a open source free 2D animation software for Windows. It supports various types of layers in animation, supports bitmap images and vector graphics, supports sound and have many other features.

Try this 2D animation software by visiting synfig.org.


So, download and try each 2D animation software from above list and keep the one which suits you.